Acer 15 Cb5 571 C09s Laptop Setup

Acer 15 Cb5 571 C09s Setup

Acer Chromebook 15 cb5 571 c09s Specs

The Acer 15 Cb5 571 C09s Laptop is a stylish laptop with a sleek design. The laptop’s display is enhanced with Zero Air Gap. This allows viewing the screen clearly even in bright sunlight. The wireless data transfer is upgraded to 802.11ac. This is three times faster than the 802.11n. The laptop has the Solid State drive storage disk. This SSD delivers unparalleled performance along with data stability and durability. The specifications are:

  • 15.6” HD display
  • Intel Celeron
  • 3-Cell Li-ion
  • 4GB RAM

Tech – Specifications


The Acer Chromebook is installed with a system memory of 4GB LPDDR3 RAM.

intel processor

The laptop is built with the Intel Celeron N3160 Quad-Core processor with 1.6 to 2.24GHz processor speed.

laptop battery

The 3-Cell Lithium-ion battery allows you to work non-stop for 4 hours.

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The device has a display of 15.6” with the HD mode and a resolution of 1366 * 768.

Laptop Configuration Support

Acer Chrome OS Download

The Chrome OS is a secure and protected Operating system. You cannot download the OS on the manufacturer’s site. The only way to operate on the Chrome OS is to buy a Chromebook. It is pre-installed with the default drivers. When the device is turned on for the first time, the drivers are automatically loaded by the system. The user cannot uninstall and re-install any driver software.

You can manually check for the OS updates on your Acer 15 Cb5 571 C09s Laptop. Turn on the laptop. Select your account. Click on the account picture. Open the Settings menu. Go to the ‘About Chrome’ option. Click the ‘Check for updates’ button. If an update is available, tap yes to proceed. The system automatically downloads and updates the driver. After the update, restart the laptop. The device recognizes the upgrade and configures new drivers.


Acer Chromebook Manual

Download the user manual by using the link provided on this site. In the instruction manual, we provide information regarding the unboxing, set up, and troubleshooting issues. Some of the steps involved in the setup process maintenance are listed below. Wireless connection – Turn on the wireless feature in the laptop and turn on the router. Scan and connect to the available network. Wired connection – Connect the laptop to the network provider using an Ethernet cable. Device maintenance – Disconnect the laptop from the power source only after the shutdown process is completed. Do not keep any electronic devices nearby, that emit more radio frequency signals than the laptop. The Chromebook automatically installs the driver software for peripheral devices when they are connected. Recovery – Create a recovery disk after the software installation process is finished. This recovery disk allows you to restore the data after data loss and reset the password.

Acer Chromebook 15 cb5 571 c09s Laptop Top Issues

How to Factory Reset Acer Laptop

We suggest you to reset your Chromebook only in the following situations: When the OS displays ‘Reset this Chrome device’ message; when you have issues with the user profile settings; and when the device fails to work normally. Resetting the device will delete all the media files, system files and the system settings will be reversed back to factory default. To reset the Chromebook, follow the guidelines below. Log out of your Acer 15 Cb5 571 C09s Laptop. Press and hold the ‘Ctrl + Alt + Shift + R’ buttons altogether. The ‘Restart’ Window is displayed. Locate the restart button and click that button. A dialog box appears on the next screen. Click the ‘Reset’ option. The system prompts you to log in using your Chrome account. After logging in, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the reset. Once the reset is complete, perform the first-time system setup. Another method is performing reset using the ‘System Settings’ menu. Log into the Chromebook. Click on the account picture. Select settings on the forthcoming screen. Navigate to the bottom of the screen and select the ‘Advanced’ option. Under the ‘Powerwash’ section, select the ‘Powerwash’ icon. The device initializes the reset process. Click ‘Restart’ on the next page, then login using your Chrome account. Follow the on-screen instructions. After the reset is done, repeat the first-time OS setup.


Acer Laptop Won’t Turn ON

This problem arises due to the following reasons: damaged power cable and display cable, damaged ribbon cable, outdated version of the Chrome Operating system, and any other physical damages. To resolve the issue, follow the forthcoming steps. Examine the cables thoroughly whether they are physically damaged or not. If any of the cables is damaged, replace the cable with a new one. Follow the on-screen instructions in our user manual to know how to replace the cables. Another method is performed by using the power cord. Insert the power cable to the laptop’s charging port. Insert the other end to a working power socket and switch on the connection. Charge the device till the battery is completely full. Check the battery status by clicking the battery icon on the taskbar. After the battery is fully charged, disconnect the Acer 15 Cb5 571 C09s Laptop from the power supply. Restart the laptop and when the ‘Start’ screen appears, open the Hardware Diagnostics tool by pressing the boot function key. From the main menu, select the ‘Component Tests’ option. Click the ‘Hard drive’ option from the list on the next screen. Tap the ‘Extensive Test’ button and click Run to begin the test. Wait till the test is complete. The battery will be drained once the test is completed. Charge the laptop again and turn on the laptop. The issue is resolved.

Acer Laptop Black Screen

The black screen problem in Acer laptop is due to the following reasons: using different cables other than the DP cable, using unsupported resolution settings, and outdated display drivers. The issue is identified when the system displays a black screen. To resolve this error, follow steps mentioned below. Open the web-browser and type this URL ‘chrome://flags’, then press the enter button. The browser redirects you to the ‘System Preferences’ page. Navigate to the top-right corner of the page. Locate the ‘Reset all to default’ button at the right panel of the page and click that button. The settings will be reset to factory default. Close the browser and restart the laptop. The black screen issue will be resolved. If not, continue to the next step. Click the Start menu. Open the system’s properties. Check whether any OS update is available. If yes, update the Operating system. After the update, restart the device. The issue will be resolved.

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How to Restart Acer Laptop

Complete and save your progress before performing the restart process. There are multiple ways to restart the Acer 15 Cb5 571 C09s Laptop. Follow the steps below to perform the restart process. Click the Start button. At the bottom of the page, the shutdown option is displayed. Click that option. A new Window is displayed. Navigate to the Restart option. Click that option. The device restarts. Another method is by using the keyboard shortcuts. Press and hold the ‘Alt’ button. Press the F4 button. The system displays three options: Shutdown, Restart, and Sleep. Click the Restart option. The laptop will restart. You can also use another keyboard shortcut. Press the Ctrl + Alt + Del buttons altogether. The device displays multiple options like Lock, Switch User, Log out, Restart, Sleep, and Shutdown. Choose the desired option. Click that option. The Chromebook will restart now. The final method is restarting the laptop by using the instructions button. Locate the ‘Power button’ icon on the screen. Click the icon. Perform the Restart process by selecting the Restart option from the drop-down menu.

How to Reboot Acer Laptop

Reboot is done to resolve issues with the Operating system. Follow the steps below to reboot the Chromebook. Turn on the laptop and wait till the home screen appears. Press the ‘Esc + Refresh + Power’ buttons altogether. The system enters into the boot menu. A warning message is displayed on the screen-’OS is missing/Damaged OS’; Please insert a recovery drive. If you want to perform the recovery process, insert a recovery drive, else, ignore the message. Press the ‘Ctrl and D’ buttons simultaneously. The system prompts you to choose between two options: Press Enter to proceed to the reboot process; Press Esc to go back to the main page. Choose the first option by pressing the enter button. The device initializes the reboot process. As the reboot process commences, the local data will be deleted. By this time, the OS verification is turned off. Press the ‘Spacebar’ to re-enable the OS verification. The system enters into the Developer mode. Tap the yes button whenever the device prompts. The Acer 15 Cb5 571 C09s Laptop restarts after the reboot process is completed.

How to Reset Password

We suggest you to backup all your files before commencing the reset process. The initial step of the password reset process is changing the Google Account password. Turn on the Chromebook. At the lock screen select the ‘Sign into My Account’ option. Expand the ‘Sign-in & Security’ tab. Choose the ‘Signing into Google’ option from the list displayed. After signing in, click the password box and type your new password in the first box. Retype the same in the second box to confirm. Click the ‘Change Password’ button. The password will be reset and changed. The other method is by Powerwashing the Chromebook. Log into the laptop and click on the account picture. Select the settings menu on the upcoming screen. Navigate to the bottom of the screen. Expand the ‘Advanced’ section and locate the ‘Powerwash’ option. Under the ‘Powerwash’ section, select ‘Powerwash’. The device initiates the reset process. Click the ‘Restart’ option on the next page, and then login using your Chrome account. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process. Once reset is done, the system settings are restored to factory default. You can now login without a password.

Acer Laptop Won’t Connect to Wifi

This is a network issue in the Acer 15 Cb5 571 C09s Laptop. Resolve this issue by following the method below. Locate the ‘Airplane’ option on the screen disable it by sliding the pointer to the left. If your keyboard has an ‘Airplane’ button, tap that button to disable. Restart both the network provider(either router or modem) and the laptop. Enable the WI-FI feature in the Chromebook and scan the available networks. If the desired network shows up, click on it. Enter the network password if prompted and wait for the confirmation message. Check whether the issue has been resolved. Continue to the next step if the issue is not resolved. Open the Chrome web browser. Navigate to the top-right corner of the screen. Click the ‘Options’ menu and tap the ‘Settings’ button. Then, select the ‘Help’ option. The system notifies you if an Operating system update is available. If available, click that notification. The device starts to download the OS update file. After downloading, the update is automatically installed. The Chromebook restarts and a message appears on the screen. The message displays ‘Update is successful’. The issue will be resolved after the update.

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How to Screenshot on Acer Chromebook

You can take full and partial screenshots in the Acer 15 Cb5 571 C09s Laptop. Full Screenshot-Locate the ‘Switch Window’ key on the keyboard. It is located on the top row between the ‘Full-Screen’ button and the ‘Brightness down’ button. It is indicated by multiple squares. Press and hold the Ctrl + Switch Window buttons. A notification pops up at the bottom of the screen. It displays ‘Your screenshot is saved’. Open the Downloads folder. You can find screenshots in that folder. Partial Screenshot-Press and hold the ‘Ctrl + Shift + Switch Window’ buttons together. The cursor is temporarily replaced by a ‘crosshair’. Click and drag across the screen. Select only the area that you wish to capture. Release the pointer. The screenshot is saved in the Downloads folder. Open the folder. Select the file. You can edit the image with the edit tools.

Acer Chromebook 15 Cb5 571 C09s Screenshot

Acer Chromebook Hard Reset

Resetting the Chromebook deletes all the cookies, cache memory, and other unprotected files. Backup all your personal data and media files before commencing the reset process. Reset using shortcut keys – Before resetting, log out of your Chromebook device. Press and hold the ‘Ctrl + Alt + Shift + r’ keys simultaneously. Click the Restart option displayed in the pop up window. The system will display a list of options in a dialog box to choose. Select the Reset option and log in with your Google account when prompted. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the reset process. After the process is completed, perform the first time system set up. Check if the issue is resolved.

How to Record Video on Acer Chromebook

The Screencastify is the software used to record videos or create a screencast in the Acer 15 Cb5 571 C09s Laptop. It helps the user to record a video of the entire screen or a browser tab. A video box is also included within the application that allows you to record voice. To download the Screencastify software, follow the on-screen instructions. Open the Chrome web store and type Screencastify in the search tab. You will be directed to the software download page. Locate the Download or Install button and click that button. Wait for few seconds till the software is downloaded. Open the downloaded utility tool. The application sends you a tutorial video. This tutorial video explains the basic steps on how to record the video. You can set up parameters like audio effects, webcam settings, and preview window. Click the Start button to launch the video. The bottom left corner of the screen has some edit tools. Some of the tools are as follows: Mouse pointer, ‘Pen’ to draw on the screen, a button to turn on/off the embedded webcam, pause the recording, and a replaying option. These tools can be used for editing, adding effects, and applying filters to the video.

How to Print from Acer Chromebook

Connect the printer to the Acer Chromebook. Connect both the devices to the same network. Select a document on the laptop to print and click to open it. Locate the ‘File’ menu in the top-left corner of the screen and expand the File tab. Locate the ‘Print preview’ option on the tab and click that option. The preview of the document is displayed on the screen. Make any change if necessary, else proceed further. Choose the Print option from the list. Select the printer that is connected to the network and click the OK button. The printer starts to print the document. You can also use the shortcut ‘Ctrl + P’ to print the document. To perform the scan process, follow the below method. Take a document or an image. Ensure that the printer is loaded with sheets. Lift the scanner lid. Place the document on the glass pane. The side that needs to be printed should be placed against the glass. Close the scanner lid. The document is displayed on the Acer 15 Cb5 571 C09s Laptop. Repeat the steps involved in printing. The document is scanned and printed.

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How to Connect Printer to Acer Chromebook

Ensure that the printer is connected to a working power supply. Turn on both the devices. There are numerous ways to connect the Acer Chromebook to a printer. Take an Ethernet cable. Insert the cable into the Ethernet slot of the printer. Insert the other end to the laptop’s Ethernet port. The connection is established once the system analyzes the association. To establish the wireless connection, turn on the network provider. Press the WI-FI button on the printer. The printer automatically connects to the network. The WI-FI button is lit after the connection is established. Enable the WI-FI feature on the laptop. Scan and connect to the network. Confirm that both the printer and the Acer 15 Cb5 571 C09s Laptop are connected to the same network. If your printer and the laptop is built with the Bluetooth feature, you can also connect them via the Bluetooth setting. After the connection is successfully established, the printer is listed on the Chromebook’s network.

Acer Chromebook Antivirus

The Acer Chromebook has an inbuilt anti-virus software within the Chrome OS. This security software protects the laptop from virus and malware attack. The software also prohibits you from installing any third party or unauthorized applications. This increases the security system of the device. Yet, the laptop faces issues with few virus attacks. This is due to the ransom-ware spy virus. These attacks can be resolved by the following method. Turn on the laptop. Open the Settings menu. Navigate to the ‘People’ tab. Select the Advanced Settings menu from the tab. Uncheck the extension boxes. Press the enter button. Locate the ‘Reset’ option. Click that option. Restart the laptop. The extensions are now blocked. Now, the system is protected from ransom-ware.

How to Install Linux on Acer Chromebook

  1. Backup your files before accessing into the Chromebook’s ‘Developer Mode’ option. Press and hold the Esc key and the Refresh key together. When you hear any sound press the Power button. This initiates the reboot process. The Acer 15 Cb5 571 C09s Laptop reboots into the ‘Recovery Mode’. A dialog box appears requesting permission to turn on the Developer Mode. Tap Yes.
  2. Press the enter button to proceed further. Reboot and wait for few seconds. The local information is deleted completely. After the process completes, it will return to the screen. Download and save the ‘Crouton’ application from a trusted provider. Press Ctrl+Alt+T buttons altogether to open a terminal on the Chromebook. If required, protect the Chrome OS with a password.
  3. Once the installation is completed, enter the username and the password in the dialog box. Use ‘Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Back’ and ‘Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Forward’ to switch between the Chrome OS and the Ubuntu. Or, you can also use ‘Ctrl + Alt + Back’ and ‘Ctrl + Alt + Forward’. To exit the Linux desktop, tap the log out option.
  4. The Downloads folder in the Chrome OS and the Linux OS have similar characteristics. As the Chromebook is in Developer Mode, it will take few seconds to enter into the boot menu. Press ‘Ctrl + D’ to skip the Developer Mode message. Restart the Chromebook. Press the Spacebar button to remove the Linux OS, installed previously.

How to Change Language on Acer Chromebook

The language chosen when you perform the first-time system setup is set as the default language. In order to change the language, follow the method below. Turn on the Chromebook and click on the account picture. Open the Settings menu and select the ‘Advanced’ option. The system displays the list of accessible settings. Locate the ‘Language and Input’ tab and expand the tab. Click the ‘Language’ option. Choose the language from the list that you wish to use. Click the ‘More’ button provided next to the chosen language. Set the language preferences and tap the Finish button. Restart the Acer 15 Cb5 571 C09s Laptop. The language is configured and set. You can also change the ‘Spell Check’ language. Under the Languages and input tab, click spell check. Select the language for spell check. Restart the device to configure the change.

Acer Chromebook Language Setup

How to Download Apps on Acer Chromebook

You can download and install applications that are compatible with the Chrome OS. Turn on the laptop and click the Launcher icon. The Chrome web-browser opens up. Locate the Web Store option on the screen and click that option. The store opens in a new tab. Navigate to the ‘Search Apps’ box on the page. Type the name of the application you wish to install. When the app is displayed, click the application’s name. The software and hardware information about the application is displayed. Check whether the application is available free or paid. If it is free, click the Download/Install button. If it is a paid application, click the Download/Install option and follow the on-screen instructions to finish the payment. After the download is complete, the application is installed on the Acer 15 Cb5 571 C09s Laptop.